Microsoft Dynamics GP is a popular enterprise resource planning (ERP) application used by tens of thousands of sites around the world to keep the accounting, financial, distribution and manufacturing functions running day in and day out.
To do this Microsoft Dynamics GP was accessed via client software installed directly on the user’s computer, or a terminal server. Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 saw the introduction of a second type of client with which Microsoft Dynamics GP could be accessed; the web client. The installation of the web client is a little more complex than that of the classic desktop client.
This book provides guidance for the implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client with step-by-step guides, illustrations and links to useful resources.
Who This Book Is For
This book is aimed at Dynamics GP users and partners who intend to implement the web client for Microsoft Dynamics GP for individual clients; much of the process for installing a multi-tenant deployment is the same as the scale-out one, but this book is specifically focusing on the scale-out deployment. This book assumes you have a knowledge of Windows Server, Active Directory for creating users and groups, IIS and application deployments. A basic knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP is also required.
What This Book Covers
This book covers the scale-out deployment of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 web client, from prerequisites through installation to logging in, using and managing. An upgrade of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 web client to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 is covered, before closing with a look at troubleshooting problems.
How This Book Is Structured
Chapter 1, Introduction to the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the basics of the web client including a look at the pros and cons of the web client versus the classic desktop client and the deployment methods available.
Chapter 2, Prerequisites of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the prerequisites for installing or upgrading the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client.
Chapter 3, Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Scale-Out Deployment, covers the scale-out deployment method of installing the Microsoft Dynamics GP web client.
Chapter 4, Logging In, Using and Managing the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, covers the process of logging into the web client, the navigation differences between the desktop and web client versions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and then how the web client can be managed.
Chapter 5, Upgrading a Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client Scale Out Deployment, covers the upgrade of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 SP2 web client to the R2 version.
Chapter 6, Troubleshooting the Microsoft Dynamics GP Web Client, includes tips for troubleshooting and some of more common issues during the implementation.
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Ian Grieve is a Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional for Microsoft Dynamics GP and is also a certified Dynamics CRM consultant specializing in the delivery of Microsoft Dynamics GP and CRM projects. He is a senior consultant at Perfect Image Ltd., a Microsoft Partner and VAR in the North East of England.
Ian has worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP since 2003 and, over the years since then, has dealt with all aspects of the product life-cycle from presales, to implementation, to technical and functional training, to post go-live support and subsequent upgrades and process reviews.
Alongside his work with Microsoft Dynamics GP, he has fulfilled a similar role, since joining Perfect Image, dealing with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, with especial emphasis on project delivery and the training of end users on the management of sales, marketing, and service.
Ian is the co-author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Cookbook, author of Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Financial Management, produced the Microsoft Dynamics GP Techniques online learning course and was the technical reviewer for both Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Applications (MB2-868) Certification Guide and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Cookbook.
In his spare time, Ian runs the azurecurve | Ramblings of a Dynamics GP Consultant blog dedicated to Microsoft Dynamics GP and related products.
The most recent offshoot of running his blog is that Ian has started writing plugins to extend the functionality of the blogging platform, WordPress. A new site, azurecurve WordPress Development contains information on his plugins and also the new blog where he discusses how development of plugins is done.